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Can lower back pain (lumbar) be cause by not stretching your calf muscles after soccer?

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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Depends on how you're stretching your calves.
If you're stretching calves and lower back at the same time then lower back may have been neglected. If you're standing on a plank, and doing calf raises, lower back should not be affected. The other question is are they innerveted by the same nerves? Answer is no.

In brief: Maybe

Depends on how you're stretching your calves.
If you're stretching calves and lower back at the same time then lower back may have been neglected. If you're standing on a plank, and doing calf raises, lower back should not be affected. The other question is are they innerveted by the same nerves? Answer is no.
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Unlikely

Not likely but tight muscles at the hamstring level and/or hips can be a sign of a spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis and flexibility maintenance makes for a healthier back.

In brief: Unlikely

Not likely but tight muscles at the hamstring level and/or hips can be a sign of a spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis and flexibility maintenance makes for a healthier back.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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